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    I want to start by saying once again that this site is and has a wealth of knowledge and information. Since I joined a little while ago I have and continue to learn more.

    Here are some photos of my layout which is an adaptation from the Model Railroader book "Building the Burlington Northern in N Scale" I adapted their version of the BN line expanded 9'x 16'. I pushed it to 10' x 18'. I'm almost done with the track laying portion..... I have double tracked the mainline so I can send two trains out and work the switching around the trains. Inside the "Pink mountain" I have an extra 12 track storage yard.

    I run the layout using a Digitrax Super Chief Wireless DCC system.
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    Wow - looks great! I really like the container ship area, can't wait to see more pics as you make your progress. How long have you been working on it to get to this point (20 years)?

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    Agree, wow. Love to see a layout plan if you have one that you could post.

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    Agreed coming along nicely more pics (a Moose2013 thing) looking good

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    NJ - ..........!!
    Welcome! (- since I missed any previous posts...)

    NICE! A lot of railroading there. Great yard.
    I have been interested in cargo ships myself although different era. Where are your ships from?

    Where abouts in NJ?
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    Very cool. I am using the same layout article as basis / design guide for my 11.5 x 15 layout. I only started about a month ago. I am planing to doing mine with Kato track.

    One thing with original layout that I was not crazy about was the duck under. I am eliminating that feature and making it into a walk in, it cost in track length but makes way more easy to use.

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    Thanks everybody. Yes twenty years........to get to what you see. I took a bunch of years off from building and just ran trains.

    Jugtown- I live in Somerset County. Do I assume your in Hunterdon County?

    Xtrema01- twenty years ago it was easier for me to duck under so it didn't matter.......now. I'm glad my friend who helped build the bench work convinced me to build it at the height that it's at now. You could always put a bridge in to close the cut through.

    Heres a photo of the track plan that I started with. The plan called for 1 foot wide along the yard but i made it 2 feet wide as a minimum being that I wanted to have a much larger yard. The track is Peco code 80 ( didn't know about code 55 otherwise I would have used it) with #6 and #8 electro frog switches. I decided to have all the switches be manually thrown because I have too many and my OCD with my wiring would have really made me go crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    Jugtown- I live in Somerset County. Do I assume your in Hunterdon County?
    Yes, and grew up in Somerville.
    Now that the Jersey folks are accumulating here, might be an opportunity to find ways to meet up. Gene, aka epumph, works his way back and forth between shore and highlands.
    There are several other ew Jersey-ans...
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    Sounds like a plan. I'm in Hillsborough.

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    I am in Monmouth, but I would be willing to travel.

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    Xtrema01- yup looks like your about an hour away.

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    A fantastic layout for sure - love those boats! And hats off to your patience to 'stay on track' (pun intended). You must have gone through a lot of change I am sure including a full DC to DCC conversion.
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    No problem seems I have traveled farther to visit some hobby shops.

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    Nimo-Thanks. Love your layout, I took a few notes on how you made your waterfront. I started laying track with the plan of using DCC which made it an easy transition from DC. I just didn't know which system I was going to use.

    Xtrema01- I can totally relate with that. I tend to travel for work......so when I have some time between destinations I look for local hobby shops to visit as the area I cover goes down south to the mid Atlantic region.

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    Here are a few close up photos of the ships. I picked them up years ago at the East Coast Hobby Show that had been held in Fort Washington,Pa.
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    Looking real good!
    I remember that BN layout book and always wanted to use it for a starting point cause that Crawford Jct caught my eye!
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    Wow, that is on serious mountain your going to have! Looking good.
    Cheers Tony

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    Thanks. I have a hidden 12 track storage yard under it.
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    Wow great layout I really like the size of the mountains and the track plan is very interesting. Thanks for the update and keep up the great work.

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